Forgetful

  • 1forgetful — forgetful, oblivious, unmindful are comparable when they mean losing or letting go from one s mind something once known or learned. Forgetful usually implies a propensity not to remember or a defective memory {bear with me, good boy, I am much… …

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  • 2Forgetful — For*get ful, a. 1. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory. [1913 Webster] 2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive. [1913 Webster] Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. Heb …

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  • 3forgetful — [fər get′fəl] adj. [ME] 1. apt to forget; having a poor memory 2. heedless or negligent 3. Old Poet. causing to forget [forgetful sleep] forgetfully adv. forgetfulness n …

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  • 4forgetful — index careless, lax, oblivious, remiss Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5forgetful — (adj.) late 14c., from FORGET (Cf. forget) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Forgetfully; forgetfulness …

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  • 6forgetful — [adj] tending to not remember absent, absent minded, abstracted, airheaded*, amnemonic, amnesic, asleep on the job*, bemused, careless, distracted, dreamy, heedless, inattentive, lax, like an absent minded professor*, looking out window*, mooning …

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  • 7forgetful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ apt or likely not to remember. DERIVATIVES forgetfully adverb forgetfulness noun …

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  • 8forgetful — adj. forgetful of (he has become forgetful of things) * * * [fə getf(ə)l] forgetful of (he has become forgetful of things) …

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  • 9forgetful — forgetfully, adv. forgetfulness, n. /feuhr get feuhl/, adj. 1. apt to forget; that forgets: a forgetful person. 2. heedless or neglectful (often fol. by of): to be forgetful of others. 3. bringing on oblivion: forgetful slumber. [1350 1400; ME;… …

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  • 10forgetful — /fəˈgɛtfəl / (say fuh getfuhl) adjective 1. apt to forget; that forgets: a forgetful person. 2. Poetic causing to forget. –phrase 3. forgetful of, heedless or neglectful of: to be forgetful of others. –forgetfully, adverb –forgetfulness, noun …

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  • 11forgetful — [[t]fə(r)ge̱tfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is forgetful often forgets things. My mother has become very forgetful and confused recently. Syn: absent minded Derived words: forgetfulness N UNCOUNT Her forgetfulness is due to advancing age …

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  • 12forgetful — adjective 1) I m so forgetful these days Syn: absentminded, amnesic, amnesiac, vague, disorganized, dreamy, abstracted; informal scatterbrained, having a mind/memory like a sieve Ant: reliable 2) forgetful of the time …

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  • 13forgetful — for•get•ful [[t]fərˈgɛt fəl[/t]] adj. 1) apt to forget; absent minded 2) heedless; neglectful (often fol. by of): forgetful of others[/ex] 3) bringing on oblivion: forgetful slumber[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME foryetful, foryetul, OE… …

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  • 14forgetful — adjective Date: 14th century 1. likely to forget 2. characterized by negligent failure to remember ; neglectful 3. inducing oblivion < forgetful sleep > • forgetfully adverb • forgetfulness noun …

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  • 15forgetful — See oblivious. See oblivious, forgetful …

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  • 16forgetful — for|get|ful [ fər getfəl ] adjective often unable to remember things: She became increasingly forgetful and withdrawn. ╾ for|get|ful|ly adverb ╾ for|get|ful|ness noun uncount …

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  • 17forgetful — UK [fə(r)ˈɡetf(ə)l] / US [fərˈɡetfəl] adjective often unable to remember things She became increasingly forgetful and withdrawn. Derived words: forgetfully adverb forgetfulness noun uncountable …

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  • 18forgetful — adjective unable to remember things well; liable to forget …

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  • 19forgetful — Synonyms and related words: Lethean, absent, absent minded, absentminded, abstracted, airy, amnesiac, amnestic, bemused, blocked, careless, casual, converted, cursory, degage, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, dreaming, dreamy, easygoing,&#8230; …

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  • 20forgetful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. absentminded, amnesiac, oblivious. See oblivion. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Absent minded] Syn. preoccupied, dreamy, distracted; see absent minded . 2. [Careless] Syn. inattentive, neglectful,&#8230; …

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